The HVAC industry has building codes in place to prevent unsafe and incorrect installations practices. These codes protect the homeowner, the industry as a whole and also protect upstanding professional technicians who strive to do the job right every time.
From this perspective, if you are a professional that takes pride in your work and strives to keep your customers safe and comfortable in their homes with your installations; then you will most often exceed the specifications outlined in these codes. Yes, codes in our industry are effective “benchmarks” but are not the highest possible standards by which to work.
ACHR News, an industry magazine, states,
“HVAC systems shouldn’t be in a 140°F attic, and neither should installers or technicians. No one wants to work in those conditions. A simple code update for the next cycle could put a stop to putting HVAC systems in bad locations. That would have a huge, positive impact.”
They also stated,
“Many codes assume safety and interfere with any attempt to measure it.”
The fact remains that whether working through each installation or troubleshooting a repair job, technicians should have integrity and take pride in their finished product or successful repair. All of our technicians operate with these qualities and any new employees we hire will be trained to follow best practices while receiving continuing education throughout their time with us.
How can you be sure your technician follows codes, guidelines, and maintains a standard of quality. In a future post, we will highlight some key questions to ask your technician to help you know that you are in good hands.
As always if you have any HVAC-related questions, concerns, or thoughts on our articles don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Richardson, David, and David Richardson. “The HVAC Revolution Is Calling.” ACHR News RSS, ACHR News, 11 Jan. 2019, www.achrnews.com/articles/140448-the-hvac-revolution-is-calling.